The Impact of COVID-19 on Freelancers

An online poll by Museum Freelance was run between 12 and 30 November 2020 to explore the challenges faced by freelancers as a result of the COVD-19 pandemic. Museum Freelance (Museum Freelance) is an organisation that supports and champions freelancers and consultants working with museums, galleries, heritage sites, archives, and libraries in the UK. They provide…

RECOVERY GRANTS SECOND ROUND

The Art Fund and the Museum Development Network (MDN) in England have joined forces to offer a series of Recovery Grants – deadline 15th September. In Round One they supported a wide range of activity, allowing museums to create new online content, adapt their learning offers, strengthen relationship building with BAME communities, start up new…

Grimsby Ice Factory Receives COVID-19 Grant

Historic England has awarded North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC) £40,000 for repairs to the Grimsby Ice Factory from their Heritage at Risk grant programme. The council is working with the Great Grimsby Ice Factory Trust (GGIFT), regeneration partner Engie and building owners ABP. Extra funding is also said to have come from ABP and surplus…

Historic England Launch Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund

Today (17 April 2020) Historic England have launched their Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund. This extends a safety net to small heritage organisations and has been set up in response to a recent survey by Historic England (see elsewhere on these pages). The grants available will help organisations, voluntary groups, and self-employed contractors survive the immediate…

NLHF Heritage Emergency Fund Announced

Yesterday the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) announced £50million was being made available for a Heritage Emergency Fund to support the UK heritage sector as an immediate response to the COVID-19 crisis. This will provide short-term funding for organisations delivering heritage projects, or running previously funded projects. It will also help to safeguard heritage sites…